Man flees after Bradenton officers smell marijuana in car

HERALD STAFF REPORTFebruary 8, 2014 

— A man is accused of fleeing after a Bradenton police officer smelled marijuana in his vehicle early Saturday.

An officer on routine patrol shortly before 12:30 a.m. in the 1600 block of 18th Street West saw the vehicle's driver with "suspected drug paraphernalia" and smelled marijuana, according to a Bradenton police report.

When the officer tried to identify the suspect, he took off. He was apprehended in the rear of a residence and resisted arrest, the report states.

Other officers arrived at the scene and helped to arrest him. While they were doing so, other friends of the suspect entered the vehicle and attempted to take items from it, police said.

The vehicle was secured and towed from the scene. A search warrant will be completed today and executed when signed, police said.

The suspect, who was not immediately identified, suffered minor injuries. No officers were hurt.

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